AMD Continues Driving High Performance Cloud Computing with the New Amazon EC2 C6a Instance

  • Ama짯zon EC2 C6a ins짯tances use 3rd Gen AMD EPYC꽓 pro짯ces짯sors for 15% bet짯ter com짯pu짯te pri짯ce per짯for짯mance over C5a ins짯tances1

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ짯ced the expan짯si짯on of Ama짯zon Web Ser짯vices Inc. (AWS) AMD EPYC꽓 pro짯ces짯sor-based offe짯rings with the gene짯ral avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of com짯pu짯te opti짯mi짯zed Ama짯zon EC2 C6a ins짯tances. Accor짯ding to AWS, the C6a ins짯tances offer up to 15% bet짯ter com짯pu짯te pri짯ce per짯for짯mance over pre짯vious gene짯ra짯ti짯on C5a ins짯tances for a varie짯ty of com짯pu짯te focu짯sed workloads.

The C6a ins짯tances sup짯port com짯pu짯te-inten짯si짯ve workloads such as batch pro짯ces짯sing, dis짯tri짯bu짯ted ana짯ly짯tics, ad ser짯ving, high짯ly sca짯lable mul짯ti짯play짯er gam짯ing, and video enco짯ding. This is the second AWS EC2 ins짯tance type powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors, fol짯lo짯wing the release of the M6a ins짯tances. The짯se ins짯tances con짯ti짯nue the col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on bet짯ween AWS and AMD pro짯vi짯ding AWS EC2 cus짯to짯mers access to the per짯for짯mance and pri짯ce per짯for짯mance capa짯bi짯li짯ties of the latest gene짯ra짯ti짯on of AMD EPYC processors.

AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors con짯ti짯nue to offer a cru짯cial solu짯ti짯on for AWS cus짯to짯mers that need access to powerful com짯pu짯te per짯for짯mance and cloud sca짯la짯bi짯li짯ty for their workloads, said Dan McNa짯ma짯ra, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, Ser짯ver Busi짯ness, AMD. 쏰ur expan짯ding port짯fo짯lio of next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on, cloud solu짯ti짯ons powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors for AWS unders짯cores the gro짯wing adop짯ti짯on of AMD tech짯no짯lo짯gy in the cloud and we셱e exci짯ted to con짯ti짯nue our work together.

Ama짯zon EC2 C6a ins짯tances, powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors, con짯ti짯nue our col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on with AMD, pro짯vi짯ding cus짯to짯mers the abili짯ty to run com짯pu짯te inten짯si짯ve workloads, said David Brown, Vice Pre짯si짯dent, Ama짯zon EC2, AWS. 쏞6a ins짯tances deli짯ver on AWS셲 histo짯ry of offe짯ring the latest AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors while enab짯ling the best pri짯ce and per짯for짯mance for AWS customers.

The C6a ins짯tances take advan짯ta짯ges of AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sor fea짯tures including:

  • High core den짯si짯ty  this enables up to two lar짯ge ins짯tances sizes, 128 vCPUs and 192 vCPUs, the lar짯gest with 284 GB of memo짯ry, twice the size of the lar짯gest C5a instances
  • Always on hard짯ware secu짯ri짯ty 밻ncrypts main memo짯ry to help pro짯tect the data sit짯ting in the phy짯si짯cal memory,
  • Com짯pu짯te Focu짯sed Per짯for짯mance  uti짯li짯zing the 쁛en 3 core, the C6a ins짯tances enable up to 15 per짯cent bet짯ter pri짯ce per짯for짯mance com짯pared to the pre짯vious gene짯ra짯ti짯on C5a instances
  • Net짯wor짯king / Band짯width  C6a ins짯tances deli짯ver up to 50 Gbps of net짯wor짯king speed and 40Gbps of band짯width to the Ama짯zon Ela짯s짯tic Block Store, more than twice that of C5a instances.

C6a ins짯tances are gene짯ral짯ly available today in AWS US East (Nor짯t짯hern Vir짯gi짯nia), US West (Ore짯gon), and Euro짯pe (Ire짯land) Regi짯ons, offer a varie짯ty of sizes inclu짯ding 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 48, 64, 96, 128, and 192 vCPUs, and uti짯li짯ze Ela짯s짯tic Fabric Adap짯ter on the 48xlarge size for low laten짯cy and high짯ly sca짯lable inter-node com짯mu짯ni짯ca짯ti짯on. AWS cus짯to짯mers can visit the C6a ins짯tances page to get started.

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1 All per짯for짯mance and cost savings claims are pro짯vi짯ded by Ama짯zon Web Ser짯vices, Inc. and have not been inde짯pendent짯ly veri짯fied by AMD. Per짯for짯mance and cost bene짯fits are impac짯ted by a varie짯ty of varia짯bles. Results her짯ein are spe짯ci짯fic to Ama짯zon Web Ser짯vices, Inc. and may not be typi짯cal. GD-181